What's the difference between Forums, Blogs, and Social Networks?

Web Strategy's Jeremiah Owyang has an insightful, short post on the difference between Forums, Blogs, and Social Networks. I agree with Mick's comment that the definition of "social networks" does not fit all kinds of social network tools, but it's a good start anyway. As soon as people understand what a social network (tool) is, we can start telling them about the different flavors.
In the comments Jeremiah also gives a definition of a wiki: "collaborative white boards" or "libraries".
I still find the "visual definitions" of wiki's, rss, blogs, etc in short video's by Common Craft also say it all.

Related to this post Jeremiah also has an interesting video-interview with himself on social networks and what they mean for enterprises and enterprise marketing.


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